Mizoram is a north-eastern state of India. It remains an exotic location sharing more than one-third of its boundary with Bangladesh and Myanmar. It is a state sandwiched between the mighty Himalayan foothills and the plateau of Meghalaya. It is also known as the ‘Land of Blue Mountains’ for its picturesque beauty, standing aloof from the adjacent plains of Assam.
Nature has bestowed Mizoram with numerous rivers like Tlawang, Trivia, Sonai, Kolodyne and Kamafulli.
Mizoram is a treat for any tourist while travelling on the straight roads coursing through the thick forests and vibrant villages. State tourism has plenty to offer for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The State is emerging as a major eco-tourism and adventure tourism destination in Northeast India.
Most attractive tourist spots in Mizoram
Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram, dotted with quaint timber houses and a profusion of flowers. Each house has its own window box profusely blooming orchids. The air is invigorating and pure.
Phawngui or Phawngpui, also known as the Blue Mountain, is the highest peak of Mizoram and is considered to be the abode of gods. It is famous for rhododendron and orchids. With spectacular trees and flowers of all colours, Phawngui presents a fairytale view of the blue hazed hills and vales unfolding below.
Tulchang is the biggest monolith (a line of stone blocks) in Mizoram.
Shibuta Lung is one of the most popular sites in Mizoram. It is a memorial stone that was erected about 300 years ago by the-then Palian chief. It offers a story of jilted love and lust for revenge.
Mangkahia Lung is a memorial stone which was erected in the memory of Mangkahia in 1700. It is a very large memorial stone — 5 m high with heads of Mithun (the animal found in North-east India) engraved on it.
Lungvandawt means a stone reaching heaven. It is a very tall and beautiful chiselled pillar made of stone, which is about 75 cm in diameter and, 3 m in height.
Tadmil is a tranquil lake 85 km away from Aizawl. Tourists love to pedal a boat through the placid waters of the lake for a just relax. The nearby jungle has a plethora of flora and fauna.
Vantawng Falls is a picturesque waterfall on the backdrop of the green hills, and so it is a favourite tourist spot.
Tomb of Vanhimalian is another visiting spot for the tourists. It was built in the memory of Vanhimalian Sailo, a great chief who ruled over Champai, a vast region of Mizoram.
Dampa Sanctuary is in the north-western tip of Mizo Hills. The sanctuary preserves swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon.